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A storm on a Russian lake killed 10 children and one adult


Here's Lake Syamozero. (Wikimedia Commons)

A storm that struck Lake Syamozero, which is situated in northern Russia's Karelia region, resulted in the deaths of 13 children and one adult.

The tragedy happened when a boating party of about 50 people went out on a tour. Around 10 of the children were from Moscow, with most of the children between 12 and 15 years old staying at a nearby summer camp. Police weren't aware of the incident until a 12-year-old girl was able to make her way to a nearby village and raise an alarm.

So far three people have been arrested in connection with the accident for safety violations.

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A storm on a Russian lake killed 10 children and one adult

Sydney Moorhead

Sydney is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in English-language literature. She served as a City on a Hill Press editor and an editorial intern at Good Times Weekly. She currently resides in Orange County, where she does her best not to spend all her money at the ridiculous number of malls. She loves watching Bravo reality shows and eating vegan food that isn’t too expensive (so, never).

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